On this International Day of Women, I want to recognize and celebrate Mary.
The young girl Mary, who was frightened and confused, believed the angel who appeared to her and said Yes! to God to carry His son. Heavenly Father, please give me the trust and courage of Mary, most especially in times when I feel frightened and confused.
The wife and mother Mary, who with the knowledge of how great her Son truly is, was a spouse to Joseph and mother to this growing boy without knowing the when and where of His mission. Heavenly Father, please give me the humility and perseverance of Mary, most especially in times when I lack the patience I need to continue in Your will for my life.
The unwavering disciple Mary, who even though she was his parental authority, followed Jesus and was constantly by his side, most especially at His death. Heavenly Father, please give me the strength, hope and grace to endure the hardest of trials, that like Mary, when everything around me in this world seems dim and hopeless, that I stand at the foot of your Holy Cross and trust in You. Amen.
This is the woman I long to be.
This is true trust, courage, humility, perseverance, strength, hope and grace.
This is the feminine genius You have created all of us women to be!
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Catholic convert. Deacon's wife. Nana. Homeschoolers. Mama of 5. Advocate. Author. Speaker. Foodie. Apron wearer. (Oh I love aprons!) Don't judge.